Vice President for Academic Affairs
Bergen Community College, the largest community college in New Jersey, serving a diverse student body on its suburban campus, has a leadership opportunity for a Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Vice President for Academic Affairs will serve as advisor to the College President to develop, recommend and implement operating policies and will also work closely with the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Vice President for Administrative Services and the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness to assure the College mission is fulfilled. This position provides leadership, direction, supervision and evaluation of the total instructional program of the College, both credit and non-credit, meeting reporting requirements and maintaining compliance with Federal, State, local and District regulations; provides leadership for the continuous improvement of teaching and student learning; plans, organizes and implements a systematic process for supervision and evaluation of instruction and oversees the recruitment, retention, appointment and evaluation of faculty; serves as the College Accreditation Liaison Officer and is responsible for all accreditation self-studies and reports; responsible for outcomes assessment activities which assure the accountability of the College for student learning and development and for the provision of appropriate services to the community; promotes curriculum development; assists in developing, measuring, evaluating and improving student learning outcomes; conducts program reviews to determine the demand for new credit programs, classes and services; reviews existing offerings to insure relevance and currency; establishes and monitors advisory groups for programs and services; assists in the development of grant proposals; participates in college strategic and annual planning processes; directs and administers the activities of instructional administrative personnel; assists in articulation of instructional programs within the local K-12 partners and with other colleges/universities; develops the college calendar; supervises and coordinates preparation of the college catalog, master schedule of classes and other instructional publications; in collaboration with the Vice President of Student Affairs, integrates student programs and services; collaborates with deans, student success personnel, workforce development, economic development and the Dean of Continuing Education to align academic programs, workforce programs and student success initiatives; collaborates with internal organizations and committees to assure the development of academic processes. This position also provides leadership for the development and revision of the College’s Institutional Enrollment Management Plan and the development of instructional goals; serves on College committees and participates in professional organizations; initiates relationships with community constituencies; provides leadership and direction for academic and instructional use of information technology; coordinates the development and management of budgets for all areas of responsibility; performs other duties as assigned. This position reports to the President.
Required: Doctorate in relevant field required. Must have extensive experience in higher education including full time college level teaching and five years of increasing administrative and supervisory responsibility in a community college; experience in a collective bargaining environment is preferred. Must have ability to provide administrative and academic leadership in a community college setting; to work effectively with the chief executive, administrators, faculty, staff and students of a comprehensive community college; and to promote the college through active participation in appropriate activities at the local, state and national level. Must possess strong management skills, including the ability to develop and administer budgets, manage/adapt to change, make difficult decisions, encourage conflict resolution and assure employee and department accountability. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills in addition to demonstrated ability to listen and value employee, student and community contributions to College operations; successful experience as a mentor and team developer, as well as, an entrepreneurial spirit.
All interested candidates should send a letter of intent (including the job code EXEC-VP-ACADEMIC), curriculum vitae, transcripts, salary requirements, and three professional references with current contact information. Application materials will be accepted until position is filled. Send materials with the appropriate job code in the subject line by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bergen Community College
Department of Human Resources
400 Paramus Road, Room A316
Paramus, New Jersey 07652
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